Quick Review

The easiest way to catch up on the last three weeks (has it only been three weeks!) is bullet points.

  • Right after my last post, our family caught a Psycho Cold that morphed into something that was so hideous, it rivaled some B film starring the monster from the deep. We are glad to be back on the mend, but now I feel like a germaphobe because the thought of going through that again is enough to scare the wits out of me.
  • We started back to school two weeks later than planned, which can be irritating if you are a box checker like me. I am so, so, so thankful for Sonlight! Not only was resuming school a breeze, it feels like we never quit. If you are unhappy with your curriculum, I urge you to take a look at Sonlight. It has made our homeschooling journey a delight.
  • The other day Boy #1 asked if I realized how close he was to turning 11. When I answered in the affirmative, he asked how it made me feel. I told him scared. Which is not exactly the truth. Terrified would be closer to the mark. I explained to him that there are so many aspects of his character that I feel still need some serious work and he is not far away from said character being set. And then it’s like pulling teeth to change things about yourself! Don’t worry, this didn’t scar him for life. I talk this way to him all the time. I was extremely pleased to watch over the next week or so as he has diligently applied himself to changes some of the things that we have talked about. He is living the Proverbs life and binding my teaching to him.
  • My two year old is driving me NUTS. Have you ever heard the phrase “Too smart for your own good”? Well, it fits him to a tee. I am thankful, however, for the graphic illustration that his behavior provides for my older two children about the sinful flesh. Yes, he can be delightful and very, very, very funny. Last night, while changing his diaper, he said “This is dangerous, but it doesn’t matter.” Word for word folks. Funny? Yes! But did he understand what he is saying? I shutter to think that maybe he did…and you NEVER want your child to say that danger doesn’t matter.
  • I am reading Professor Grant Horner’s Bible Reading system this year. I like it!

~Annemarie

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